LOS ANGELES – Oct. 30, 2018 – BlackLine, Inc. (Nasdaq: BL), a leading provider of financial automation solutions that enable Continuous Accounting, has released a connector for Oracle E-Business Suite designed to accelerate implementation of BlackLine’s flagship cloud platform and enable new customers to see a faster time-to-value. The new connector is available now to customers running E-Business Suite R12.
The BlackLine Connector for Oracle is designed to integrate Oracle E-Business Suite financial data into BlackLine’s cloud financial close solution. BlackLine’s newest connector supports GL balances, GL transactional data and currency rates, enabling users to easily pull data by ledger, company, account, cost center and other segment types into BlackLine for account balance and/or transactional reconciliation.
For customers with multiple instances and versions of E-Business Suite throughout the enterprise, the BlackLine Connector is expected to integrate with each instance, centralizing the close and making it easier to manage closings across multiple Oracle ERP systems.
“We designed the new connector to enable Oracle E-Business Suite customers to quickly integrate their ERP data into our financial close automation solution,” said Mario Spanicciati, chief strategy officer, BlackLine. “We expect this to simplify and shorten customer implementations and reduce their time to benefit from our solutions, which we anticipate will minimize both risk and costs.”
Hundreds of organizations currently run on Oracle E-Business Suite and close with BlackLine. In a recent ROI study, Nucleus Research found that leading audio entertainment company SiriusXM, which runs BlackLine alongside Oracle, achieved 99.9 percent accuracy in their matching automation process across more than seven million transactions and was able to automate 50 percent of their journal entries.
BlackLine is ERP-agnostic, compatible with more than 30 different leading source systems, allowing BlackLine’s rules automation engines and analytics to be applied to a wide variety of finance and accounting operational processes.
“Our customers manage millions of account balances and transactions with BlackLine daily,” added Mr. Spanicciati. “It’s important that our connectors ensure secure, seamless transmission of data and can perform for a wide variety of ERP volumes and configurations. The addition of an Oracle E-Business Suite connector to our existing connectors aligns with our strategy of providing highly integrated and automated solutions for customers running many ERP systems.”
Designed to complement virtually all ERP and other financial systems including SAP, Oracle and NetSuite, BlackLine increases operational efficiency, real-time visibility, control and compliance to ensure end-to-end financial close management and accounting automation from within a single, unified cloud platform. Enabling customers to move beyond outdated processes and point solutions to a Continuous Accounting model, in which real-time automation, controls and period-end tasks are embedded within day-to-day activities, BlackLine helps companies modernize accounting operations with intelligent automation, ensuring more accurate and insightful financial statements and a more efficient financial close.
More than 2,400 companies with users around the world trust BlackLine to help ensure balance sheet integrity and confidence in their financial statements. Based in Los Angeles, BlackLine also has regional headquarters in London, Singapore and Sydney. For more information, please visit www.blackline.com.